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    Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    I am still having a slightly greenish but turning blue SWG pool with all near to optimal now. Do I add the borates (20 Mule 4lbs Box from Walmart) or do I do this after the pool is balanced?

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    Re: Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    I would wait until it is all cleared up and get your TA set and your PH stable first. Then borates in. I like mine.

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    Re: Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    Borates are completely optional and I would wait until your pool is sparkling clear and balanced before even considering them. They really are a very very minor impact on preventing algae.
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    Re: Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Borates are completely optional and I would wait until your pool is sparkling clear and balanced before even considering them. They really are a very very minor impact on preventing algae.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    Does adding borates really help to prevent algae seriously.. What other advantages is there?


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    Re: Adding Borates into pool is it worth it? Will it say what it does prevent algae?

    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjko View Post
    Does adding borates really help to prevent algae seriously.. What other advantages is there?


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